C Sick does as his name says and provides a sick beat for this all-Chicago affair, “Fuck Em All.” I first had sights on Giftz with his “Nino” track and as a follow-up, this doesn’t disappoint. It’s only appropriate his fellow Chicago rappers on the come up join him on this track, which is an ode to all things you can say ‘fuck em all’ about. It’s definitely a good way to start the promo for his upcoming project, on which this song will live, Position Of Power.
Underrated Audio: July 27- August 2
Fans of Chuck Inglish and/or The Cool Kids may have heard about this record awhile ago, which Chuck referred to it as their “hardest song ever” together. While I’m not exactly convinced of that title, it is very nice. It’s like a modern Cool Kids-- and they were already always modern. So this is like modern on top of modern. It’s laid-back but the bass is there, which does make it hard (but the “hardest ever”?). Although this is a Cool Kids reunion of sorts, I have some questions to ask…why is Sir Michael Rocks’ verse recycled? If you’ll recall, he’s already spit those lines, on “Can’t Get Mad At Me” from his Lap Of Lux 1.5 mixtape. This brings us back to a record Mikey did more recently for hisWhile You Wait… mixtape, "Don't Forget," which was about a beef with a certain someone who he was close too, whom he worked with in the music industry, whom he didn’t reveal a name—could it be Chuck? Is there a Cool Kids beef going on or am I digging too much? Why wouldn’t Chuck be able to get a new verse from his BFF Mikey for his upcoming solo album Convertibles? Or was it simply recycled because these things happen?!
Luu Breeze- Say Word
Toronto native Luu Breeze came through last week with a new leak, “Say Word.” The single represents was it is becoming known as the Toronto sound. With looping piano keys and the addition of hi-hats, Luu flows with the same ease as this instrumental. The rapper recently received a shout out from Drake, and took a note from his fellow Torontonian by giving us some melody for the hook. Let’s hope the smooth production and flow continues on his EP CityInGold.
Fredro Starr- That New York (Prod. By The Audible Doctor)
Fredro Starr of Onyx really does embody New York with his record “That New York.” With heavy-hitting, purposefully static production from The Audible Doctor, Fredro goes in spitting about all things that are NY. From bodegas, to sipping 40s, blunts and all that jazz, the track has a very classic feeling. This is just one joint off Fredro and The Audible Doctor’s upcoming EP.
The intro off Phil Ade’s new mixtape R.O.S.E. may be my favorite part of the project, at least from what I’ve heard off it thus far. It’s definitely a good way to kick things off, with the fast-paced drumming the beat really draws you in. The DMV native goes in as the beat warrants, without a hook. As Nas says “the world is yours” and he’s taking the advice. Phil has steadily been releasing mixtape efforts, proving himself, and he does the same with R.O.S.E. Is it his time to blow up yet?
Jay Z Talks Politics & Harry Belafonte With Bill Maher, Premieres "Picasso Baby"
Jay Z appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" to talk politics, followed by the debut of his "Picasso Baby" video, in which he discusses the relationship between hip hop and art.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
This past week we saw a pretty solid amount of music get released, however, all things turned to Drake when his single "All Me" dropped (so it really is All Drake). But for Underrated Audio we will take the focus off Drizzy for a minute and present you with five tracks from the past week that may have been swallowed up by those huge joints from Drake, 2 Chainz, etc. We contemplate what's up with The Cool Kids, if Phil Ade is next up, and more in this week's UA.
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